Favelas of Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian Slums Cantagalo and Pavão-Pavãozinho are neighboring favelas. Image credit: Pēteris Pin It

Favelas of Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian Slums

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The urban areas of Rio de Janeiro are dominated by slum districts; so-called favelas. The favelas of Rio de Janerio are lawless environments dominated by poor citizens, unemployment, crime, drugs and weapons. The population in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro has dramatically increased during the last decades due to urbanization and because of the significant economic divide between rich and poor. Data back from 2010 shows that 6% of the population lives in the Brazilian slums.

The favelas of Rio de Janeiro in general and the high crime rates have been a major political issue according to 2014 FIFA World Cup where Brazil is host nation.

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Favelas of Rio de Janeiro pictures

Favela Rio De Janeiro Brazil

Typical favela in the urban areas of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Rocinha slum district

Rocinha Slum district in Rio De Janeiro Brazil.

Tilt Shift Favela Rio De Janeiro Brazil

Painted houses in Tilt Shift Favela.

Slums Rio

The favelas of Rio de Janerio are homes for millions of people.

Favela Cantagalo

Favela Cantagalo in Rio de Janeiro Brazil.

Rocinha favela

Rocinha is the largest favela in Brazil.

Favela Santa Marta

Favela Santa Marta is located on a steep hill side.

Brazilian slum

The Brazilian slum is densely populated.

Rocinha Brazil

Some favelas are more developed than others.

Where is Rio de Janeiro located

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